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Gary Gorst Takes Top Time On Night 2 Of The Ashley Richards Memorial Presented By Dakota Dunes Casino


Gary Gorst - Number One On Night 2 In Saskatoon
Photo By Carol Easton

It was a hot Friday night number two at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for the fifth running of the Ashley Richards Memorial presented by Dakota Dunes Casino. Afternoon rains slowed up the racetrack and times were a touch slower than on opening night, but Gary Gorst bested the field with top time on the night with a penalty free run of 1:18.94.

From barrel number one in the second heat, Gorst, driving the HJR Asphalt outfit, was the day money winner by 54 one-hundredths of a second better than Troy Flad who grabbed second place on the night. Logan Gorst was third, followed by Chanse Vigen, with Codey McCurrach making out the top five times on the night.

“The Hound” Codey McCurrach and his King Oilfield Contracting Inc. outfit have now jumped to the top of the overall aggregate standings with a two-day combined time of 2:38.26. That puts him 57 one-hundredths of a second better than Kurt Bensmiller, with Kelly Sutherland, Troy Dorchester and Gary Gorst completing the top five wagons after two nights of running. The driver posting the best 4-day aggregate time after Sunday’s run will be declared the champion of the 2017 Ashley Richards Memorial presented by Dakota Dunes Casino.

Night 3 of the Ashley Richards Memorial presented by Dakota Dunes Casino can be heard live on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 9:00pm Eastern, 8:00pm Central, and 7:000pm Mountain time on Rural Radio on SiriusXM Channel 147, 96.5 CKFM out of Olds, Alberta or on Country 99 at 99.7 FM out of Bonnyville, Alberta.

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